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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Small Chocolate-tip larvae at Pembrey

During a site meeting at Pembrey Forest today I noticed several Small Chocolate-tip larvae on sallows and Creeping Willow. Interestingly all were actively feeding - Porter mentions that they remain within a retreat of spun leaves by day and feed at night. A retreat was present near each larva, but they'd evidently decided to throw caution to the wind today.

Small Chocolate-tip larva

Also noted on sallows were two Dot Moth larvae, and on willowherb a half-grown Elephant Hawk-moth larva. Plenty of Silver Ys nectaring on Devil's-bit Scabious, and a single Rush Veneer also seen.


1 comment:

  1. I`ll have to keep an eye out for these, George as it`s a species that I`ve never seen. Thanks.